A Kitchen Witch's
World of Magical Food
Publication 26th June 2015
Food is magical, not just because of the amazing tastes, flavours and aromas but also for the magical properties it holds. The magic starts with the choice of food to use, be added in whilst you are preparing and cooking then the magic unfolds as people enjoy your food. Dishes can be created for specific intents, moon phases, and rituals, to celebrate sabbats or just to bring the magic into your family meal. Many food ingredients can also be used very successfully in magical workings in the form of offerings, medicine pouches, witches bottles and poppets. Let's work magic into your cooking...
Morgan Daimler | author of Fairy Witchcraft & Pagan Portals The Morrigan
“A Kitchen Witch’s World of Magical Food is an enchanting look at the magic and mystery of food, from the power of tea to edible flowers, from seasonal treats to food poppets. A delightful book full of recipes and food lore that would be a great addition to any magical practitioner’s library.”
Melusine Draco | Moon Books author & Principle of Coven of the Scales
"As a devoutly committed foodie I savoured Rachel Patterson’s A Kitchen Witch’s World of Magical Food over afternoon tea in front of a log fire – and heartedly endorse her view that “food is magical, not just because of the amazing tastes, flavours and aromas but also for the magical properties it holds” She also reveals how Craft can be tempered with reverence, mirth and merriment, not to mention gastronomic enjoyment – while her recipes take us a long way from the traditional ‘cakes and ale’ of the post-ritual feast. I also liked the fact that she caters for us meat-eaters in the text without any hint of censure. An excellent addition to her ‘Kitchen Witch’ series and a book that would make the perfect gift for pagan (and not so pagan) friends to read with relish."
Romany Rivers | author of The Woven Word
"Rachel Patterson has provided a clear and consise book that shows the kitchen as a sacred space, and cooking as a truly magical art. A Kitchen Witchs World of Magical Food is easy to use as inspiration, reference, or as an introduction to casting with your cast iron pans. I will be working my way through the recipes!"
What I love about ‘A Kitchen Witch’s World of Magical Foods’ is that as soon as you open the book, it’s like the author is right there in the kitchen with you – perched on a stool at the breakfast table with a cuppa and a slice of cake – as she so profusely shares her knowledge with you.
-Life and Soul Magazine-
A great book for any one who loves cooking with love and feel good vibes. Very readable, written in Rachel's friendly, approachable style.
I am returning to the Craft with a view to taking up the mantle of Kitchen Witch. I purchased this book purely on a whim, and it is one of the best purchases I have ever made. Written in clear language without being patronising or condescending. Highly informative and enjoyable, this is a book for any experience level, from beginners to those who have been walking the path for years and wish to add another string to their mystical bow.
This is a great book! As with Rachel's other books, its filled with so much useful information and presented in her usual friendly approachable way. I love the idea of using food as a form of magic! As we already know relating food to seasons is common place, but Rachel takes this basic principle ten stages further - food for moon cycles, the wheel of the year and food for spell work, or intent. Included is a handy and very thorough Correspondent section, along with scrumptious recipes and tips for your produce last longer (herb butter for example.) However my favourite chapter is on Tea. Also I have to point out, some of Rachel's herbal tea recipes are amazing! A very proactive book, and a must for anyone who has followed Rachel's Kitchen Witch series.
With touches of cheeky humour, she describes readying the kitchen and cooking equipment for magical work, seasonal and holiday recipes, magical food for intent, correspondences of various sorts, food for the moon cycle, and food spells. Think “Engagement Chicken” (Glamour magazine’s famous recipe for inducing a man to propose) taken to a whole new level!... She writes that her heart is that of a kitchen witch. That is obvious. Anyone who has ever eaten a home-cooked meal filled with love can feel the “spell” the cook has cast — even if the cook is not a witch. For the practicing witch, A Kitchen Witch’s World of Magical Food is like a culinary grimoire, waiting for you to write your own spells in the margins.
This is a lovely book filled with useful tips and good humour.I especially like all the positive things said about cake! ;-) I got this on Kindle, but actually there's things I'd like to refer back to frequently, so it's possibly better as a hard copy book. Well worth a read!
This lovely book is invaluable to any budding Kitchen Witch. Like Rachel's other books it is packed full of info on every type of food magic you can think of, and some you can't ! This is definitely a must have book.